Archinect - Features 2016-09-29T06:10:46-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism Snøhetta's expanded SFMOMA is 235,000 square feet of egalitarianism Julia Ingalls 2016-05-10T11:13:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T15:26:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xl/xl789qrbqps671gb.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s</a> expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art&mdash;which incorporates numerous elements of Mario Botta&rsquo;s 1988 design while simultaneously introducing a far more egalitarian vibe&mdash;seems to be a miniature of the constraints and progressive-mindedness of San Francisco itself. Multiple entrances, an emphasis on intimate scaling instead of grand gestures, and dedicated staff floors that sit blatantly atop the public galleries, invert many of the preconceptions of traditional museum design. Instead of attempting to shape the city with a bold new vision, Sn&oslash;hetta has allowed the city to shape the museum. It is the anti-Bilbao: if not in effect, then certainly in intention.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/137204495/the-broad-museum-opens-its-doors-for-a-look-beyond-the-veil The Broad Museum opens its doors for a look beyond the veil Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-23T09:02:00-04:00 >2016-02-29T20:01:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cr/cr480ru5kw1a91nq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The white cube museum to end all white cube museums has touched down in Los Angeles. This past Sunday, the personal post-war and contemporary art collection owned by billionaire philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, housed in Diller Scofidio + Renfro&rsquo;s meshed white box, opened for public viewing as the brand new Broad Museum, located just south of Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Walt Disney Concert Hall on downtown&rsquo;s Grand Avenue.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/129351879/what-makes-an-artless-museum What makes an artless museum? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-16T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T15:30:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sr/srg53uh3sndxttmw.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural criticism that begins with &ldquo;it looks like [insert Platonic object here]&rdquo; is suspect at best, but the temptation to gamble with semiotic stickiness is too great: if I see a contraceptive sponge when I look at the new Broad Museum, I want to say that.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/82064755/showcase-louisiana-state-museum-and-sports-hall-of-fame-by-trahan-architects ShowCase: Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame by Trahan Architects Archinect 2013-09-18T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-02-24T16:57:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dw/dwan8w2zbi4t072h.jpg" width="514" height="684" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" target="_blank">ShowCase</a></strong> is an on-going feature series on Archinect, presenting exciting new work from designers representing all creative fields and all geographies.</p><p><em>We are always accepting nominations for upcoming ShowCase features - if you would like to suggest a project, <a href="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/79627034/architecture-photography-in-the-21st-century-interview-with-bilyana-dimitrova Architecture Photography in the 21st Century: Interview with Bilyana Dimitrova Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-09-03T19:02:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T21:42:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ia/ia04obgs8b4afi9x.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> There&rsquo;s no denying that architectural discourse has drastically expanded with the ease of image-sharing technology. Without even being in the same country as a building, anyone feels entitled to form an opinion of that structure based on photographs that are perpetuated over the internet, to the point where they almost become a stand-in for the actual structure. But the images that reach this singularity are rare, and may only achieve this state through carefully orchestrated harmony with their building-subjects.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/25508166/showcase-herta-and-paul-amir-building-tel-aviv-museum-of-art ShowCase: Herta and Paul Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art Archinect 2011-10-28T19:07:00-04:00 >2014-03-19T20:27:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/swloh84x414ge808.jpg" width="514" height="235" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>ShowCase</strong> is an on-going feature series on Archinect, presenting exciting new work from designers representing all creative fields and all geographies.</p><p><em>We are always accepting nominations for upcoming ShowCase features - if you would like to suggest a project, <a href="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>. </em></p>